Anzac Day Activities 2021
Activities at Putaruru Library
We worked in partnership with Putaruru Library on the Anzac Day Activities on the 21 April 2021. There were a number of activities for kids ages 5 - 12+ that started at 10:30.
Over the weeks prior I prepped for the activities: I bought a round canvas for the centre piece of the display: The silhouette of a lone soldier looking forlornly down at a single grave. The plan was for it to be surrounded by a wreath of poppies made by the kids.
The End Result
Although it was pretty exhausting, turnout for the event was exceptionally high, which is fantastic. Well done to everyone that came along and built a plane, poppy, medal or all of the above! The plane station was immediately in danger of collapse with the number, but everyone who had a go managed to build one and the ones that weren't taken home were proudly hung on the display.
The centrepiece looked very impressive, the poppies setting it off nicely. Some people managed to bring in photos of loved ones and we added these around the poppies.
By Mark B
Mark has been drawing and painting since childhood and has exhibited work in galleries and venues around the UK. He runs the Arapuni Art painting courses.